9 Best Articles on Painting

The most useful articles and videos on painting from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Painting Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on painting by Refind users in 2023 so far.

  1. A history of the smile through art, culture and etiquette
  2. Painting with Code
  3. Pure CSS Oil Painting - by Diana Smith aka cyanHarlow
  4. The Long Game Part 3: Painting in the Dark
  5. Art in Isolation: The Delicate Paintings of Edo Japan


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Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on painting—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on painting.

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We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Painting, including:

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